Episode #122 – False Equivalency

The guys are back to hit you directly in the face with the pop culture news from the week that was. They’re talking stories like:

  • Jamie Foxx is now Spawn, also still a game show host
  • MoviePass is now a production company, apparently
  • Tom Cruise posts instagram from first day of production on Top Gun: Maverick
  • The Crow reboot has lost its director and its Crow
  • Peppermint trailer
  • Kumail Nanjiani in talks for MIBIV
  • Roseanne cancelled, long live The Conners
  • Better Call Saul season 4 to premiere in August
  • FX picks up Legion for season 3
  • Heathers reboot scrapped completely
  • Andrew Lincoln leaving The Walking Dead…?
  • 3rd time’s a charm, Netflix picks up Locke & Key to series
  • Fallout 76 announced
  • Penguin rumored to be The Batman villain
  • Wonder Woman 2 set in 1984?
  • Silver & Black pulled from Paramount schedule
  • Dark Phoenix will be darker in tone, contain Phoenix

All that, the usual tangents, and of course the Weekly Watched!

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Weekend Watch – 06/01/18


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Action Point:

Loren: I sort of have lost my love for the jackassery of these guys. Plus they are starting to get a little too old for this shit. Someone (else) is going to actually get hurt. Pass.

RDT: I thought the fake grandpa movie was kinda funny. This one? Not so much.

Jen: I am not the target audience of this film.


Adrift

Loren: Hello one of my unfounded biggest fears. It’s not like a fear of open water but there is definitely a fear of being stranded and dying alone. Cool. I don’t know that I’ll be able to sit through this one.

RDT: It doesn’t look terrible, but it does look like a movie I’ve seen before, a lot. Also, the trailer reveals way too much. #standardtrailercomplaint

Jen: I’d be less freaked out by a shark movie than this. I’ll just watch a Jaws marathon instead, thanks.


Upgrade

Loren: Well that looks like a lot of bloody futuristic fun. Sign me up.

RDT: Yeah, I’m kind of into that. Maybe not in the theater, but I’ll keep it on my radar for streaming.

Jen: This looks… fine. Sure, air-conditioning, popcorn, I can dig it for those purposes. Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 05/25/18

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Loren: I know, I know, this movie shouldn’t exist. But it does and god dammit I’m kinda into it. As a lifelong Star Wars  fan, I always like seeing more of the galaxy that Lucas created, which no matter what we’re getting here. And how could you be mad at Dong Lover’s portrayal of Lando. You can’t. Early word is it’s “fun”. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good but I’ll take fun. In.

RDT: I am so back and forth on this. Hopeful, but not excited….? I dunno. I already have tickets, so I guess it’s moot.

The Lady™: I’m one of the two people who actually really enjoyed Ehrenreich’s performance in Beautiful Creatures (Hey, Crystal!) I’m trying to remain cautiously optimistic and not get too excited. But, also….STAR WARS!!! SQUEE!!

Jen: Jen’s out, but she wanted to make sure you knew that she’s “super psyched to see Lando, which is opening this week.  So glad they’re doing a good Lando-based prequel.”


Mary Shelley

Loren: Ah yes, the old sexy period drama. This time with the added bonus of X-Men Origins: Mary Shelley. I’m sure The Lady™ will want to see this. If she’s watching it and I’m around so be it.

RDT: Meh. Can we just get a new, good, Frankenstein movie? Or not. Nevermind.

The Lady™: Loren is correct. This was already on my radar, and I’m very excited for it!


In Darkness

Loren: Sighted people never look blind, it’s a fact. Anyway, this movie looks like a decent thriller filled with pretty people. I don’t see (get it) why I wouldn’t watch this, streaming of course.

RDT: I feel like I’ve seen this movie before, like a lot. Pass.

The Lady™: God, I love Natalie Dormer so much. I’m not likely to see this in theaters, but you bet your butt I’m gonna hop on it the second it hits streaming. Continue reading

Episode #120 – The Anti Berlanti

Did you want to know if next seasons shows look good? Well you’ve come to the right place. But that’s not all, the guys are also talking about all the news that happened over the last week.

  • Casting confirmations for IT: Chapter 2
  • Clue might get an R rating
  • Upfront Trailers and what we thought about them
  • SHIELD pushed to next summer
  • Whitney Cummings departs Roseanne reboot after Season 1
  • Kate Kane Batwoman will join the Arrow-verse next year
  • I, Zombie, Jane The Virgin, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend all to end after next year
  • EPIX (Whatever that is) orders Batman prequel Pennyworth
  • Cartoon Network reboots Thundercats, makes it look like Teen Titans Go
  • Showtime picks up City on a Hill from Damon/Affleck
  • Brian Fuller bolts from 4th show, Vampire Chronicles
  • Bullseye in Daredevil season 3?
  • New She-Ra cast revealed, coming to Netflix
  • LA’s Finest, the Bad Boys spinoff, may go to Charter Communications
  • Rumored Obi-Wan plot isn’t real
  • Deadpool 2 dethrones Infinity War

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the usual tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 05/11/18


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Life of the Party

Loren: The only thing that made me even smirk in that trailer was Maya Rudolph. Pass.

RDT: I chuckled just enough to consider it when it’s streaming in a few months.

The Lady™: I didn’t want to find this funny. I’m very over these types of movie. And yet, vaGoogle kinda got me…

Jen: I could watch this on a lazy, hungover Sunday on my couch eating pizza after an epic night of partying. Oh wait, I’m in my 40s? Yeah, never mind.


Breaking In

Loren: I like Gabrielle Union and this is a fun spin on the “Home Invaders” trope. I won’t see this in the theater but I’ll check it out down the road.

RDT: Just badass enough for me to give it a watch on the old ‘Flix or ‘Lu (as the kids are calling it) or whatever streaming service it ends up on.

The Lady™: Cool! Lady’s a badass! Totally not for me, but cool.

Jen: I usually hate movies like this but damn if I didn’t find myself rooting for Gabrielle Union even in trailer form! Maybe it’s the mom in me, but this looks badass and fun. In.


The Seagull

Loren: Was this trailer made in 1999? That’s a lot of people for a movie that doesn’t look so good. I can’t even imagine this is paying for all of their boats. I’m very confused.

RDT: I am stumped for a comment. So, yeah….

The Lady™: I love that this looks like it’s from 1999! The art of the great one and done movie kind of died after the 90s. I have a feeling I’ll end up watching this more than a few times.

Jen: Ah, Chekov’s gun! That’s all I got. Continue reading

Episode #118 – Infinity War and Technical Difficulties

The guys are back after RDT’s solo adventure last week and are talking Avengers: Infinity War. They also go over some of the other news that happened over the course of the week. Stories like:

  • Fast 9 heads to Africa?
  • Jamie Foxx the new Spawn?
  • Stallone coming back for Rambo 5
  • He-Man details
  • DC’s streaming service to be called DC Universe
  • Swamp Thing heads to DC Universe
  • DC/SyFy redeveloping Metropolis
  • Solo tracking to open at $170MM and officially been rated PG-13
  • Ryan Reynolds confirms TJ Miller out for X-Force
  • Infinity War crossed $1B in 11 days
  • Infinity War Thoughts/Spoilers @ 55:20

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Weekend Watch – 05/04/18


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Overboard

Loren: RyanReynoldsButWhy.gif. Also, I had forgotten how fucked up that premise is. If I’m super bored some afternoon maybe, but I’m not putting any effort into this.

Rick: Super nope.

The Lady™: Nooooo thanks! There are so many things wrong with the premise of this film, I can barely get past the trailer. I’ll rewatch the original and blissfully ignore all the problems in that one.

Jen: Was anyone asking for this movie? I mean, it’s fine, just… unnecessary.


Tully

Loren: I am definitely not the target demo for this movie.

Rick: I’m probably not the target demo, but I’ve been looking forward to this one.

The Lady™: This looks really great, but also kind of emotionally traumatizing? It might hit a little too close to home for me, and I don’t even have kids!

Jen: I am definitely the target demo for this movie. It hurts my whole body every time I see that breast milk spill.


RBG

Loren: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a badass. I will add this directly to my queue the moment it hits Netflix.

Rick: RBG FTW.

The Lady™: ZOMFG, she’s so tiny and SO amazing!!
RBG for President! RBG for Pope! RBG for my adopted grandmother!

Jen:  Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 04/20/18

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Super Troopers 2

Loren: I actually already have a ticket for this, well, I have $13 of Fandango money toward a ticket to this. Which of course in LA doesn’t actually get you a full ticket but whatever. I supported the Indiegogo for this and got all my schwag this week. I was a huge fan of the original and from what I understand that’s good news for me for this one.

RDT: I don’t have the all out love for the original some others have, but I enjoyed it. That’ll get a view for movie 2 out of me, definitely. Also, why didn’t they call it Super 2pers?????

The Lady™: Hahahahaha, yes! I’m also very excited for this. And have decided from now on I only argue in French cliches.

Jen: I cannot wait. The original is one of my all time favorite movies and the trailer leads me to believe it’ll be more of the same. Shenanigans!


I Feel Pretty

Loren: So it’s millennial Shallow Hal? I have to imagine then it’ll have the same problems. Couple that with the Schumer backlash and I think I’m out.

RDT: I’m not a Shallow Hal fan at all. This is rubbing me the same kind of wrong way.

The Lady™: Jen totally hit the nail on the head, and I 100% agree. *see below*

Jen: There are a lot of think pieces out about how this is anti-body-positivity and Amy Schumer has a lot of privilege, etc. all before anyone’s seen the actual movie. I’m really curious to check this out, I feel like it could be a very positive or very negative experience and I’m interested to see how I feel about the actual movie rather than just the trailer. Also, Aidy Bryant is the best thing ever.


Traffik

Loren: At first I thought this was going to be part of that sub genre of films, the Black Psychological Thriller. But instead it’s a modern take on the city folk in the country thriller/horror/action movie. Like a Get Out meets The Strangers meets Sons of Anarchy. I think I’m in.

RDT: An old school adult action thriller? I could see myself giving it a watch on a boring Saturday afternoon.

The Lady™: Yeah…no thank you! Racism is horrifying enough as is, I don’t need a horror movie to remind me  it can get worse.

Jen: It’s good to see Coach Tomlinson acting again. Good for him. Continue reading

Episode #115 – 2 Rock 2 Stath

Loren’s back from Texas and has resumed talking pop-culture with RDT. This week the guys are covering stories like:

  • David Leitch to direct Fast & Furious spinoff with The Rock and The Stath
  • Donnie Yen signs on to Disney’s live action Mulan remake
  • Bill Hader and James McAvoy in talks to join Jessica Chastain in the IT sequel.
  • King of Kong’s “villain” Billy Mitchell stripped of all his Donkey Kong high scores for “cheating”
  • New Incredibles 2 trailer!!!!!!
  • Also, The Meg trailer
  • Gabriel Luna is the new Terminator
  • Daniel Craig confirms Bond 25 is his next flick
  • Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser are in for the Mad About You rebootquel.
  • Bad Boys spinoff has a title – LA’s Finest
  • Roy returning to Arrow
  • HBO picked up Barry for season 2
  • New Solo Trailer
  • First look at Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire from live action Titans
  • Dwayne ‘TR’ Johnson says Black Adam could shoot next year. It won’t.
  • Randall Park joins Aquaman in late reshoots
  • Jessica Jones renewed for season 3 at Netflix

All that, a huge Weekly Watched, and the usual tangents!

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